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Upcoming Events...
Saugatuck, MI Bike Trip
Friday August 10 through Sunday August 12
Annual Picnic
August 25
Turkey Run Hiking and Canoeing/Kayaking
September 21-23

Trip Photos and Reports  
You can view club photos and trip reports on the website!  Just go back to the page where you signed up for the trip and click on "Event Photos".  (To find the page, click "Season at a Glance", "Calendar" or "Photos" on the website and choose your trip).  Only club members can view photos, but everyone can view reports.  No photos?  Bug your trip leader to load them!

Did you Know?  
Your questions about the website might be answered on the  FAQ page!  You can learn about changing your password, signing up for trips, uploading photos and more!

Trip and Event Ideas?
Do you have ideas for places to go and things to do?  Share your ideas on our survey today!  Visit as many times as you like! 

In the Powder...

by Dina Petrakis

In the powder, once again, with my besties, my ski friends.
Lose the cell phone, email can wait- please forgive this time I take
Must see chipmunks, must smell pine- so much beauty, cannot decline
Fresh corduroy, the glistening track- so much joy, I must get back
Climb a mountain and fly back down, enjoy dinner in a little town
Love the city, don’t get me wrong- must go skiing, I won’t be long
Bubbling brooks are calling me- miss you babe, but, gotta ski
In the powder, once again, with my besties, my ski friends.


Hear this poem set to music 
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Welcome New Board

Welcome to LSSC our new slate of officers for the 2012 - 2013 ski season!

President
Rich Akin

VP and Western Trip Director
Jamie Carroll

Treasurer
Lee Galusha

Membership Director
Ken East  

Cross-Country Trip Director
Rosanna Duchon

 

Program Director

Marian Nealon

 

Social Director

Leonor de la Torre

 

Communications Director

Danielle Kirby

 

Secretary

Leonor de la Torre
 

Consultant
Andrew Kirby

Renew Your LSSC Membership - All Dues Reduced!
The Spring Fling is past. That means it’s time to renew your LSSC membership. As always, members who renew by June 30th can benefit from our “early renewal” savings. Dues are changing for the 2012-13 membership year—but they’re going down rather than up!

Normal LSSC dues for 2012-13 are $30, down from $45 in recent years. If you renew by June 30th, you pay only $25. That’s a $10 savings over last year!

So what’s up?

The LSSC board did an informal “competitor analysis” this year to see how we compared with other ski clubs in the area. We found that most other clubs have lower annual dues than Lakeshore. While no one felt that our dues were a barrier to current members renewing, some felt that the higher dues could be a deterrent to people who were testing one club against another.

Several years ago we started offering $15 Trial Memberships to people who wanted to test out an initial trip before paying full member dues. But that program has created administrative challenges. Trial Membership options will not be offered on trips that opens on or after May 1st. Lower dues for everyone are being offered instead.

To offset the drop in revenue from lower member dues, the board is shrinking its printing and postage budget for 2012-13. The Liftline, which already comes out in an electronic version twice as often as it appear in print, will only be an electronic publication in the future. That doesn’t mean that we’re eliminating all print communications with members. Twice a year—before the opening of the ski season and before the summer events season—we’ll distribute a publication describing these offerings to all members. These print pieces will have a longer shelf life than individual issues of The Liftline had and will be used to distribute at club social events and other face-to-face meetings. We will also eliminate printing the directory in 2012-13. Combined, what the club saves from these changes offsets the money we’ll save by lowering dues.

To renew, go to lssc.org, login and click "Renew ".  If you don't know your login details, click "forgot my username/password" on the login page.  Use the same email address at which you are receiving this message.  (This works for couples with a shared email address, too; you each have unique logins)  For more information, see the FAQs about logging in and passwords.

New Glarus Bike Trip
Sign up at http://www.lssc.clubexpress.com/New_Glarus

Staying at the gorgeous Chalet Landhaus, there are options for both trail and road riding from the Hotel. The Sugar River State Trail winds its way through three other towns (6, 16 and 23 miles from New Glarus), providing a range of different "lunch destinations" to suit all levels of biker.  These towns include Monticello, home of some of Wisconsin's finest craft cheese makers.  Crossing 14 trestle bridges and even a covered bridge, the (mostly flat) trail is a marvelous way to enjoy the early summer Wisconsin landscape.  Road riders will be able to enjoy the rolling hills of the region!
When: Friday, 6/8/2012 to Sunday, 6/122012
Where: Trail: Sugar River State Trail  (dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/sugarriver/) - Hotel: Chalet Landhaus (www.chaletlandhaus.com/)
Trip Contact: Christine Frank
ccfrank@sbcglobal.net / (312) 399-5986
Cost: $155 member/$170 Trial Member
Status: Open 3/1/2012
 
Social Meeting
THE NEXT SOCIAL MEETING WILL BE HELD on Wednesday May 16th  Bring your checkbook and sign up for open trips! GOOSEISLAND, 1800 N. Clybourn in Chicago, 312.615.0071 From 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.  PLENTY OF FREE PARKING

Show and Go's
If it's a beautiful weekend and you want to pump up your tires and hit a local bike trail, where do you find friends to join you? If you’re looking for friends to join you at the theater, where do you find them? At Meetup, that’s where! If you’re not familiar with Meetup, it’s an “online social networking portal that facilitates meetings in various localities”. Lakeshore has over 300 friends on Meetup, club members and non-members alike!

In order to be ready for the trail - or the show - go online and sign up now on Lakeshore's Meetup Page. You will see our regular, club-run events and also events posted by members that are “show and go” type of events for LSSC members and non-members.

Do you think you might want to set up an event some time soon? Great! Just email communications.director@lssc.org today and you will be set up as an “event organizer” on meetup. (You need to join meetup first.) Need an overview of meetup including how to set up or sign up for an event? Find the Communications Director at the next social meeting or email her to set up an appointment.


 
 

LSSC Race Results from Steamboat, CO
CMSC Trip – February 28, 2012_____________

Men’s A
1stPlace                       Jerry Buza                    Gold
2ndPlace                      Chris Boak                   Silver


Women’s B
1stPlace                       Terry Crisitello            Silver
 
Men’s C
1stPlace                       James Carroll               Bronze
 
Women’s Novice
1stPlace                       Leonor de la Torre       Bronze
 
Men’s Novice
1stPlace                       Mark Schatz                 Bronze


 
2011-2012 LSSC RACE REWARD CERTIFICATE WINNERS
*WOMEN’S ELITE:
GERRY GALL- 1ST PLACE
EARNED A $35 LSSC RACE REWARD CERTIFICATE.
IN NASTAR PLATINUM DIV, AGES 70-74 - WAS RANKED 1ST FOR ILLINOIS AND WAS RANKED 4TH NATIONALLY.

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*MEN’S ELITE:
DAVID HERD 1ST PLACE
EARNED A $35 LSSC RACE REWARD CERTIFICATE.
IN NASTAR GOLD DIV, AGES 75-79 – WAS RANKED 1ST FOR ILLINOIS.
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*WOMEN’S A:
WENDY RAND- 1ST PLACE
EARNED A $35 LSSC RACE REWARD CERTIFICATE.
IN NASTAR GOLD DIV., AGES 40-44, WAS RANKED 1ST FOR ILLINOIS.
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*MEN’S A:
-ALFRED MUELLER-1ST PLACE
EARNED A $35 LSSC RACE REWARD CERTIFICATE.
IN NASTAR BRONZE DIV, AGES 55-59 – WAS RANKED 3RD FOR ILLINOIS.

-ED DOMINIAK- 2nd PLACE
EARNED A $25 LSSC RACE REWARD CERTIFICATE.
IN NASTAR BRONZE DIV, AGES 65-69 – WAS RANKED 1ST FOR ILLINOIS.

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*WOMEN’S B:
TERRY CRISITELLO - 1ST PLACE
EARNED A $35 LSSC RACE REWARD CERTIFICATE.
IN NASTAR SILVER DIV, AGES 55-59, WAS RANKED 2ND FOR ILLINOIS.

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*MEN’S C:
JAMES CARROLL - 1ST PLACE
EARNED A $35 LSSC RACE REWARD CERTIFICATE.
IN NASTAR BRONZE DIV, AGES 45-49, WAS RANKED 9TH FOR ILLINOIS.

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*WOMEN’S NOVICE:
LEONOR DE LA TORRE - 1ST PLACE
EARNED A $35 LSSC RACE REWARD CERTIFICATE.
IN NASTAR BRONZE DIV, AGES 55-59 – WAS RANKED 1ST FOR ILLINOIS.

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*MEN’S NOVICE:
JAMES MALEBRANCHE- 1ST PLACE
EARNED A $35 LSSC RACE REWARD CERTIFICATE.
IN NASTAR BRONZE DIV, AGES 55-59, WAS RANKED 14TH FOR ILLINOIS.

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Lake Placid By Margaret Sheridan

It started around “The Campfire” at Whiteface Lodge….and ended five days later with a litany of some mores………a dozen LSSC members wanted more snow, lower temperatures, more powder, more maple syrup, more time to explore the diversions of the Adirondacks.  

This cross-country adventure to Lake Placid, NY, led by Jan Carlson, Tim Thurlow and Ken East, got support from Rosanna Duchon and volunteer van drivers Darrell Duchon and Larry Kyte. The trip combined the challenge of finding the right conditions for skating and diagonal at four locations despite temperatures that ranged from bone-chilling 19 degrees F to spring-like 55 degrees. The beauty of New York State’s six million acres of wilderness compensated for any shortage of snow.   

Comfortable rooms at the Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club overcame a gaggle of rowdy pre-teen hockey stars and high-pitched parents. The view from the lounge overlooking the Olympic hamlet of Lake Placid matched the hospitality of the staff. Skiing and snowshoes found tracks at Cascade Mountain, Camp Santanoni and Mt. Van Hoevenberg.

Non-athletic diversions included a visit to John Brown’s historic Farm and gravesite. It fueled reviews of Russell Banks’ “Cloudsplitter”.  The Wild Center at Tupper Lake featured well-designed exhibits – from frolicking river otters and nature films every twenty minutes to maple tapping demo and cafeteria. One bartender at Cascade Cross Country Center entertained us with tales of canoe racing, chocolate chip cookies and pints of Saranac Pale Ale. No ski condition – wet snow, ice, crust – detoured diehards Darrell, Larry, Dina and Jules from pressing boots into daily action.    

Between snowshoeing and exploring, Glenn Johnson shared his Wall Street Journals.  Seeing the team of huskies pull dog sleds made some members homesick for pooches. Others found cozy coffee shops, a yarn store and three-mile walk around Mirror Lake. Gondola rides up Little Whiteface took advantage of the sunshine.  

The memory of Lake Placid can be savored in “The Campfire, a libation that kicked off the trip at Kanu Lounge in Whiteface Lodge. This recipe from Scott Waller, beverage manager, and Jon Sequin, head bartender, showcases fall/winter seasons and local ingredients - cider and maple syrup.
 
The Campfire
Makes 1 serving (in an 8-oz. glass)
2 oz. Makers Mark bourbon
½ oz. maple water (1 part water to 2 parts maple syrup)
1 shot glass premium Scotch whiskey (such as 16-year old Lagavulin)
1 fresh sage leaf, crumbled
Splash each: fresh lemon juice, apple cider
Ice cubes

  1. Combine bourbon, maple water, Scotch and sage in a glass. Stir.
  2. In an 8-ounce glass add ice cubes. Pour in bourbon mixture. Add splash of lemon juice and cider.
  3. Note:  For a stronger drink serve in a 5-oz. glass.

Make this Years Picnic the Best Ever!
Send us your ideas for Food, Activities, Music, etc.  for the August 25th event.
We need volunteers to Plan, Organize and Coordinate before the event and more volunteers to work before, during and after the event. 
Contact Terry Crisitello  tcrisit3@sbcglobal.net 
More info in the next Liftline
 
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